Archive for February, 2011

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

A. Use your other one.

Because you have TWO, right?  If you don’t, you should.  If a document is of any importance whatsoever, there shouldn’t be only ONE copy of it!  You should have a copy on your computer AND on your flash drive.  If you don’t have a computer of your own, then you should have TWO flash drives.  Ideally you shouldn’t be traveling with both of them.  Or put a copy of that document on your network storage (Helios here on campus, Google Docs if you have a Google account (if you don’t, they’re available at no monetary charge)).  Flash drives are cheap.  And even if you can’t afford two, online storage is freely available!  So make copies of that important document!

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

The Math Department MiniLab in MacVicar 201 has been upgraded!  The old PowerPC G5 Macs have been replaced with dual-boot iMacs.

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

The computers in our labs and classrooms are “frozen.”  This means that they don’t save any changes the user makes when they are logged in.  We have set most applications to save to your Helios network storage by default, but it is up to YOU to ensure for the proper saving of your document.  If you want it to be there the next time you log in, you MUST save to either Helios or your personal flash drive.  If you aren’t sure how to do that, you should save the document to the local Desktop and then drag it to “My Documents” (Windows) or “Home Directory” (Mac).  Those locations are the same as your Helios network storage.

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

The Reference Area in the Crumb Library now has a scanning station.  This computer allows login with your Campus Computer account and can ONLY be used for scanning.  It will auto-mount your Helios Home directory allowing you to save your scans there.  You can also plug in a flash drive and save documents there.

No other applications will run on this computer!  It is for scanning only.

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

Yesterday it was reported that Windows was not working in Satterlee 300.  This has been fixed.  Additionally, all workstations in Dunn 210 are now online.  (3 had been non-functional.)